Ghouls buying sick Jim’ll Fix It badges in Jimmy Saville craze after Netflix doc

Ghouls are snapping up Jim’ll Fix It badges in a macabre new craze.

Paedophile Jimmy Savile used to give the badges to kids after making their dreams come true on his BBC show Jim’ll Fix It.

Now an online firm called Simply Awful Gifts is flogging copies of the badges – bearing the words Jim Fixed It For Me – for £17.50. Mimicking the evil star’s catchphrase, the company’s ad states: "Now then, now then!! Exclusive Jim’ll Fix It repro medals. Only available from simply awful gifts.

"Jim Fixed It For Me."

It follows a sick surge in interest in Savile memorabilia ahead of a new Netflix drama about the pervert presenter, played by comic Steve Coogan.

Jim’ll Fix It games and annuals are changing hands online for more than £100. A 1977 board game named after the show recently sold on eBay for £101.

The TV presenter was unmasked as a paedophile following his death aged 84 in 2011. Police believe he targeted 589 victims.

The website of Simply Awful Gifts states it specialises in "offensive, bad taste, funny, cute, nasty, sexy, awful gifts for everyone that you love … or…. hate".

The company did not respond to a request for comment.

A new Netflix doc dubbed Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story recently examines how the disgraced presenter managed to "fool an entire nation for four decades".

It focuses on the sex offender, whose death in 2011 spurred hundreds of survivors of his abuse to bravely come forward and share their stories of how they suffered at the hands of Savile.

The series aims to examine “the evil within Jimmy” that led police to conclude he had been a predatory sex offender – possibly one of Britain's most prolific.

It was recently reported that the BBC sold archive footage of Jimmy Savile to the producers of the documentary and donated the fee of around £80,000 to its children’s charity.

The documentary includes a large amount of BBC footage, which sources said had been refused to makers of previous programmes on the disgraced presenter.

The two-part documentary features clips from shows including Jim’ll Fix It and Top Of The Pops.

Among the footage included in the Netflix show Jimmy is seen leading a group of children into a car and in another walking across a sandy landscape with a boy.

He is also seen interviewing Gary Glitter, who was to become a convicted sex offender, on the BBC entertainment show Clunk Click in 1974.

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